New Promo

On May 7, 2012, in Television & Video Production, by Television Faculty

Our second-year students have spent some time developing a short 30-second promotional video for the Television & Video Production Program.


It’s hard to get a sense of how challenging and exciting our program is, but they took a good shot at it!

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On November 8, 2011, in Television & Video Production, by Television Faculty

Sambujak Productions is currently working on post-production of their upcoming project “Trees”, which will be screening on Friday, December 9th.  Keep an eye on the Production Website, and check them out on Facebook and Twitter!



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This week in beer

On February 5, 2011, in Television & Video Production, by Television Faculty

This semester our first-year students will be producing 16 thirty-second commercial spots over the next couple of months (2 per week).  The goal is to train students in the entire production process, from pitching an idea, right through to production and post.  This isn’t all about just running out the door with a camera and shooting, but about the planning, logistics that need to go into making a production happen.

By strange coincidence, the first two commercials this year are alcohol-related!

For a bit of background, each student production company (usually group of 5) is required to produce two 30-second commercials this term, and we stipulate that at least one of them must be a real client (to give the project a bit more of a reality-check).

First up was a project for Heineken Beer which illustrates the old saying about, boy meets girl, boy chooses the wrong beer, other boy who chooses the “right” beer gets the girl.

Second up, was a spot for Industry Bar & Grill in Richmond selling on the idea that no matter what might happen by accident, it’s all good for this bar’s patrons!

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Come on!

On January 30, 2011, in Television & Video Production, by Television Faculty

Switching gears slightly with the first-year Television & Video Production students, we’ve moved from training on live multi-camera production to single-camera electronic field production (EFP).  Check out our Gallery for more photos!

In order to develop these skills, our first-year faculty members, John Mills, David Griffiths, and Ashif Jivraj decided to model a small production for our students and shoot a 30 second commercial for Coast Mountain Bus Company (part of Translink).

This production process is not just about heading out to a location with a crew and a camera, but included everything from site surveys, to obtaining the necessary insurance and contracts to put this production together.  Make no mistake, this is a lot of work, and our students will be doing the same on their own productions!

The process introduced both sets of first-year students to the skills and on-set coordination necessary to work in the film and television industry.  While we’re not a film school (and we would argue that we are better), many of the same skill-sets apply no matter if you’re working with digital technology or film stock.

In this case, we are shooting on Panasonic HPX-300 P2 HD cameras.  The first day of shooting was in AVC-Intra 100 at 1080-24PN, and the second day in DVCProHD 720-24PN, just for the sake of trying something different.

The students will be producing their own commercials in HD in the coming weeks, check back for more updates and the final products that are uploaded to Vimeo and YouTube!

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For the second year, BCIT Television & Video Production will be providing volunteer live event television & video production services for the World Partnership Walk!

World Partnership Walk

We had a great time with the walk last year and both students and staff alike will be on-site in Stanley Park this Sunday, May 30th.

Come out and walk to raise money and increase awareness to fight global poverty.  If you’re in the area, feel free to drop by the production tent and have a chat with us!

Zut Alors wins for the BEAC x 2!

On April 30, 2010, in Television & Video Production, by Television Faculty

Zut Alors, one of our second-year production companies has just won two awards from the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada!

“Complicity” won for best Drama.

Written and Directed by Dylan Adkins, Produced by Lauren Weidel, Edited by Justin Li, Director of Photography – Jordan Lee, Assistant Director – Courtney Dunsmoor-Farley, Audio Supervisor – Denis Falardeau.

Complicity from Zut Alors on Vimeo.

Judges’ Comments:

  • Initial impression- STYLISH!
  • Great sequences with good composition
  • Superior use of music to create tension
  • Excellent editing, music transitions/fx and timing
  • Lighting was very good
  • While the story was slightly campy and silly, it still grabs your attention, keeps you involved and is well constructed.

And their mockumentary, “Shadow Hands” won for Best Comedy!

Written by Denis Falardeau and Dylan Adkins, Produced by Courtney Dunsmoor-Farley, Directed by Denis Falardeau, Edited by Justin Li, Director of Photography: Jordan Lee, Assistant Director: Lauren Weidel, Audio Supervisor: Dylan Adkins.

Shadow Hands: A Mockumentary from Zut Alors on Vimeo.

Judges’ Comments:

  • Great delivery- were they professional actors?
  • Excellent!  Drew me in after the slow beginning
  • Professional Actors?  Well crafted and good storytelling
  • Very well done, truly enjoyed it!
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